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I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.
– Gloria Swanson
As for genre, my adult books are usually filed under science fiction / fantasy, although some stores put them into romance, and few have stuck them into horror. I consider all my books a mix of steampunk and urban fantasy.
– Gail Carriger
Not to disparage anything, but most vampire stories tend to be romance novels that are ‘Twilight’-ish with metrosexual guys.
– Mark Pellegrino
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
– Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
Obscurity is just obscurity. There’s no romance in obscurity.
– Daryl Hall
Though rom-coms aren’t necessarily my cup of tea, I was a huge fan of ‘Notting Hill.’ I laughed a lot, and the romance got to me.
– Domhnall Gleeson
I grew up around writers, and there was always a romance to them. They were charming. They would tell their stories of what they were working on, over the table.
– David Grann
You can’t make an action movie without action, and so, you can’t make a romance movie without romance.
– George Tillman, Jr.
Comics were going down for the second time and here, all of a sudden, came this thing and for the next fifteen years, romance comics were about the top sellers in the field; they outsold everything.
– Gil Kane
If anything, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a generic romance cynically engineered to appeal to the lowest common denominator of female fantasy.
– Meghan Daum
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
– Elizabeth Ashley
I have my hands full with my kids and so romance is not high on my list of priorities.
– Pamela Anderson
The thing about romance and romantic movies is that they can be somewhat melodramatic. For a lot of actors, there’s a certain cringe factor that’s involved with that.
– David Lyons
There was no romance about the mosquitos, however.
– Edward Burnett Tylor
As a lifelong romance reader, it’s always satisfying to get to talk to other romance readers!
– Melissa Marr
I believe all stories are love stories, and there are kinds and kinds of love, so I will always write about love, but not necessarily romance.
– Melissa Pritchard
The addition of romance in my books or mystery to a historical romance is the sauce, not the goose.
– Deanna Raybourn
When romance is done well in a movie, it’s awesome.
– Nat Wolff
Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer.
– P. J. O’Rourke
Oh yeah, I’m a huge romance fan. And some women like action.
– Morris Chestnut
I don’t get a whole lot out of the romance thing, but I realize girls do. So I’ll go out of my way to make them feel romanced.
– James Lafferty
Romance is one of the sacred temples that dot the landscape of life.
– Marianne Williamson
I think sex is a very minor part of most romance novels.
– Lauren Willig
Obscure as still remains the origin of that ‘genre’ of romance to which the tales before us belong, there is little doubt that their models, if not their originals, were once extant at Constantinople.
– Joseph Jacobs
I don’t really get the same kinda romance that I would get from, like, jazz. And even to a lesser extent to rock ‘n roll. Rock ‘n roll has a romance to it – how can I put it? A very vulgar romance, but still a romance; whereas hip hop has more facade.
– Lupe Fiasco
I love books where you feel you’re having a romance with the writer.
– Joseph O’Neill
I like those stories that capture the brutality of life, but there’s still some kind of melancholy romance.
– Karen Elson
I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves ‘Downton Abbey’ will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel.
– Julia Quinn
My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
– Jean M. Auel
The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
– Lafcadio Hearn